An Inquiry into the Purposes of Speculative Fiction-Fantasy and Truth (Studies in Comparative Literature S. 58)

An Inquiry into the Purposes of Speculative Fiction-Fantasy and Truth (Studies in Comparative Literature S. 58)

By: Graham Dunstan Martin (author)Hardback

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This work contributes to the discussion on the meaning of folktales, which are taken entirely as seriously as mainstream fiction, and are seen as a continuum with modern literary fantasy, arguing that ultrafiction have a wider range than either modernism or realism.

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Contents

Why fantasy?; the good girl, the clever girl and Bluebeard; Proteus, the figure three and how the world began; moral tales from Arabia; the double (origins); the double in Kieslowski and Kipling; stallions and androgynes; advice on how to ruin a novel, or, Modernism, Realism and Fantastic; how big is the mind?; Utopia and the shadow of death; two modern Utopias (the automaton and the feminist); infinite questions - awe (not omitting time); fantasy as philosophy, or, Stanislaw Lem.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780773467354
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780773467354
  • ISBN10: 0773467351

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